COLUMBIA COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – A snowmobiler was rescued from Lake Wisconsin on Sunday after falling through the ice, authorities reported.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident happened at about 11:00 a.m. in Sunset Bay.
Columbia County dispatch received a 911 call about two snowmobiles that had gone through the ice. Reports indicated one person was stranded in the water while another was on the ice.
A Columbia County Deputy arrived swiftly at the scene, finding one individual approximately 100 yards from shore. Civilians were already attempting a rescue. Together with a Lodi firefighter and two civilians, the deputy managed to reach the man in the water. They successfully used a ski rope to pull him to safety.